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Visible Deflation: Embodiment and Emotion in Interaction

Clift, Rebecca (2014) 'Visible Deflation: Embodiment and Emotion in Interaction.' Research on Language and Social Interaction, 47 (4). pp. 380-403. ISSN 0835-1813

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This article identifies one embodied practice for implementing a recognizable action in interaction: what is here called “visible deflation.” This practice appears to embody a negative stance in response to a prior turn: one that is recognizable, and glossable, as “exasperation” in response to a prior turn. A number of instances of the practice captured in family interactions reveal how bodily resources are mobilized and organized with respect to the sequence of talk in which they are embedded; collectively they contribute to ongoing research in three domains: embodiment, the interactive construction of emotion, and family interaction. Data are in American and British English.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 10:25
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:02

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